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This month's Socceroos camp in Sydney and Melbourne will provide teenage sensation Garang Kuol with some much-needed love after his 'tough start' at Scottish club Hearts.
Australia will play matches against Ecuador at CommBank Stadium on March 24 and Marvel Stadium Stadium on March 28.
The 'Welcome Home' series will be the Socceroos' first matches since last year's World Cup in Qatar, where under coach Graham Arnold, Australia reached the round of 16 before being knocked out by eventual champions Argentina.
Arnold intends to reward almost all of the Socceroos' World Cup squad with selection for the two matches, giving them the chance to be properly acknowledged by Australian fans for their performance in Qatar.
The series is set to be just the tonic 18-year-old Kuol needs following his departure from the Central Coast Mariners in January.
Garang Kuol has so far struggled to settle in at Hearts after his loan move in January
The teenager has made just five appearances for his new club, coming off the bench in four of them and is yet to make an impact in Scotland
Graham Arnold believes playing with the Socceroos in March will help Kuol
The teenager was bought by Premier League club Newcastle and subsequently loaned to Hearts, where he is yet to properly settle in.